Bigger and brighter:
Mars between 4 and 5 am shines bright orange high in the southern sky:
Even with naked eyes, our gem of a planetary next-door neighbor is obvious to anyone looking up so early in the morning. In a telescope, the face is beginning to show some familiar features. The photographic image was constrained by a 1/15 second exposure, enough to disturb the image from movement of the atmosphere. My eye is much more selective though, so the drawing shows more detail.